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Elongation: Mitochondrial Fatty Acid Elongation, a Minor Pathway In the mitochondria fatty acid elongation occurs by a reversal of beta-oxidation. This shows the overall reaction of fatty acid elongation in mitochondria. The process is essentially a reversal of beta-oxidation, except that one NADPH and one NADH are
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Unformatted text preview: required (beta-oxidation yields two NADH). Mitochondrial fatty acid elongation acts primarily on fatty acyl CoA substrates shorter than 16 carbons. Notice that here acetyl CoA is the source of the added carbons....
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This document was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course BIOLOGY BSC1105 at Broward College.

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